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? >> and now, bbc world news. >> welcome. the headlines. brought down by the people he trusted. rupert murdoch denies personal responsibility for the phone hacking crisis but says sorry for the victims. >> i would just like to say one thing. this is the -- day of my life. >> drama and chaos as a protestor tries to attack the media tycoon. the i.m.f. calls on euro's own country to tyke decisive action to stop the debt crisis action. and war in somalia. the recruitment of child soldiers is said to be systematic. it's 9:00 a.m. here in singapore. >> it's 2:00 a.m. here in london. broadcasting to viewers on pbs and around the world, this is "newsday"." >> the british prime minister david cameron will make statements to the house of commons later, the start of an all-day debate in the latest developments in the phone hacking scandal. it follows the dramatic testimony on tuesday by rupert murdoch. appearing before m.p.'s, the media tycoon said it was the most humble day of his life but he refused to take personal responsibility for the crisis which engulfs the news world. he appeared before a select
no knowledge of wrongdoing, but our shareholders happy? >> the admission from rupert murdoch that he knew little or nothing about what was happening in certain parts of his business empire does not encourage confidence. >> a much anticipated event, but did it deliver? will anything change? >> i am an optimist. i think if they did not change, that we will get a more accountable and responsible press that is not capable of commitng criminal acts. >>> rupert murdoch and his son, james, faced a grilling as british politicians attempted to find out if they know anything about alleged phone hacking. both denied any knowledge of wrongdoing and were apologetic about what went on. he described the day as the most humble of his life. investors seemingly approved of what was said. news corp.'s share price rose by the close of sale tuesday. has the storm been weathered? has dominatedng politics here for weeks, but is it just a storm in a british teacup? a global tycoon like rupert murdoch must hope so. >> "the news of the world" is less than 1% of our company. we employ 350,000 people around the worl
, david cameron severed links with the murdoch's in the u.k. and there are cries for more investigation in the u.s. we speak to a senator calling for an inquiry. >> it is hard for me to understand how anybody could sanction doing some of the things they reportedly did. >> the saudi billionaire prince is news corp.'s second biggest shareholder. and we are deep in libya as the rebels opened another friend to get rid of gaddafi. -- open another front to get rid of gaddafi. it has been another dramatic week for rupert murdoch's news corp.. the fbi has involved itself and says it has opened a preliminary inquiry into allegations that news corp. journalists sought to gain access to the phone records of victims of the september 11th attacks. members of congress from both parties have called for an inquiry as to whether u.s. citizens were being targeted. i spoke to senator barbara boxer, who sent a letter to the department of justice asking for a full investigation. but first, how the crisis has spread. >> rupert murdoch's troubles may have broken out in the british corner of his empire, but th
. they will discuss questions over the phone hacking scandal. rupert murdoch, his son james, rebekah brooks prepare for questions. >> also coming up on the program, the shuttle atlantis departs the international space station for the very last time. also from the comic book to the stage, that man makes a theatrical debut. -- batman makes a theatrical debut/ . ♪ ♪ >> welcome to the houses of parliament, the mother of all parliament. will it be the mother of all battles today between the mp's and the murdochs. it has been tailing weeks of political crisis that has taken the politics and the police. many journalists and camera crews hurt joining here behind me. we are waiting -- are joining here behind me. we are waiting for questioning of the people. we will bring you the live updates here. the house of commons media and committee is made up of a cross parsee of selection from members of parliament. they will begin by questioning the news corp. chief rupert murdoch and his son james. it will ask the former chief executive rebekah brooks to give testimony. they want to find out how much they knew
to say that this is the most humbling day of my life. >> rupert murdoch and his son james are in the hot seat as british lawmakers grilled them up over what they knew about the phone hacking scandal. scheduled for execution, mark stroman is set to die by lethal injection. hoping to make a splash in the london olympics, with just a year left to go, we follow one british swimmer working hard to make the cut. welcome to our viewers on pbs in america and also around the globe. shocked, appalled, a shame, the words that british -- that rupert murdoch used before british lawmakers. he was addressing the scandal which has sent shock waves through the metropolitan police. appearing beside his son, the senior murdoch apologized for the hurt that has been caused but maintained he was not responsible. the proceedings were interrupted by a demonstrator using a plateful of foam. >> the policemen are there to protect rupert in james murdoch, not taken in for questioning. that job fell to a committee of and peace. that tycoon's wife was behind him offering physical and emotional support. his son and on
yesterday of course with rupert murdoch, the chief of news corp being grilled by the committee with a mixed reception. more on that later from us here at westminster. but in the coming hours, david cameron, the british prime minister is to be grilled by m.p.'s. he's had to cut short a trip to africa in order answer questions. and the british affairs committee questioning tops as they produced a pretty damning report. >> david cameron arrived home late last night having cut short his trip to africa. this morning he'll find a damning report from the way britain's biggest police force has dealt with the phone hacking scandal. they are accused of a catalog of failures and a scathing report of some senior offers. >> i can't say more than that. >> that's john yates describing his choice not to reopen the inquiry when he gave evidence to m.p.'s last week. in the report, they agree with him. >> i'm not letting you get away with that. absolutely not. >> and even more critical. his conduct is described as unprofessional and inappropriate. but the report also criticizes news international. accusing th
by rupert murdoch, has resigned from her position. she had resisted calls, not least from former "news of the world" journalists for her to resign after the revelations that "news of the world" journalists had been responsible, allegedly, for hacking the phones of, amongst others, a murdered school child, milly douler, and also those of the relatives of servicemen who had been killed in afghanistan and iraq. rebekah brooks has resigned as chief executive of news international. aaron is here. a business decision, this one? >> well, look, another shock -- well, in two weeks of shocks we've had coming out of this story. now, this is quite amazing, because yesterday's story was trying to get rebekah brooks and, of course, rupert murdoch's son in front of this hearing committee, where they are expected to be grilled very hard. now, rebekah brooks had said she welcomed to answer the questions, but some of the questions she said she may not be able to answer. now, he's the question, because this is just breaking, we're still basically reading across here and just trying to find out the implic
to say that this is the most humble day of my life. >> rupert murdoch and his son james r. and not see. the british law makers grill them over what they knew about the scandal. a dramatic attack interrupt the hearing. -- is due to die in texas tomorrow. it is now one of his victims fighting to save his life. hoping to make a splash, the london olympics. we follow one british athlete training hard to make the cut. welcome to our viewers on pbs and america. shocked, appalled, ashamed, the words that rupert murdoch used before lawmakers. that was his reaction tuesday phone hacking scandal that has unraveled his empire and sent shock waves through the military -- through the metropolitan police. they apologized for the hurt that was caused but they claimed that they were not responsible. the proceedings were interrupted by protesters with a plateful of foam. >> the moment when two of the world's most powerful media moguls, rupert murdoch and his son,, arrived to be held to account for the way that there company invaded the privacy of individuals. >> do you have anything to say about the ph
's royal family to its former prime minister, the allegations of hacking by rupert murdoch's media empire could have a global impact. east africa's drought is labeled the world's worst, but with so many in need, why is one refugee camp in kenya completely empty? and it is a question of identity. for native americans, the system has long helped define their tribes, but times have changed. welcome to our viewers on pbs in america and also around the globe. another day and yet more extraordinary revations in the hacking scandal surrounding rupert murdoch's media empire. first came a story that the news of the world reporters tried to buy top-secret information about the royal family from one of its protection officers. in a separate case, another murdoch paper is alleged to have targeted personal liberation of the former prime minister when he was chancellor. >> the head of state, the royal family, her and their security is the duty of the police in the royal protection branch. the integrity of those officers must surely be beyond a doubt, but this morning, i learned that "news of the world"
phone hacking of murder victims and their families. where does this leave rupert murdoch's news coverage. >> they will lose money, they will lose advertising. you start off with some on sunday. you can make a whole lot of money. >> is the role of government to make us all feel happier about ourselves? we speak to a psychologist who says yes. the news of the world has spent much of its life as the highest selling english-language newspaper but it will now cease to exist. the paper will be published following a string of phone hacking allegations. it hacked into the parents of murdered school children and those killed in iraq. >> rupert murdoch bought "the news of the world," at the tail end of the 60 plus. back then, he was in a corner fighting. >> yesterday, he said that i'm not eating came through. >> the closure of the "news of the world," is a sign of murdoch loss ruthless expediency. film and tv, the u.s., and around the world have long ago taken over as the cash accounts -- cash cows. companies have been falling over themselves to pull advertising from the tabloid. murdoch plus peop
? >> and now, "bbc world news." >> welcome to bbc news. rupert murdoch denies personal responsibility for the phone hacking crisis, but says a story to the victims'. >> i would like to say one sentence, this is the most humble day of my life. >> and drama and chaos, the protestor accused of trying to attack rupert murdoch's accused with a public order offense. the imf calls on countries to take action to stop the crisis from spreading. amnesty international says the recruitment of soldiers is systematic. broadcasting to viewers on pbs in america and around the world. british prime minister david cameron will make a statement to the house of commons today. the latest developments in the phone hacking scandal. testimony on tuesday by rupert murdoch, the media tycoon's as it was the most humble the day of his life. but he refused to take personal responsibility for the crisis which engulfed the news of the world. >> of the most powerful and feared a media mogul. the policemen are there to protect rupert and james murdock, not take them in the questioning. be tycoons wife was behind him o
by a return list working for rupert murdoch. >> east africa's drought, and a race against time. aid agencies say a way must be hat -- must be found to help victims in somalia. the cheeks of a world cup team tells the bbc they cannot buy their way to success. it is 9:00 a.m. here in singapore. >> is 2:00 a.m. here in london. broadcasters in america and around the world. >> the u.s. secretary of state has said syrian president-are al-assad has lost legitimacy with the diplomatic tension between the two countries. supporters attack the u.s. embassy in damascus. >> let me also add that if anyone, including presidents , thinks the u.s. will secretly emerged to continue its brutality, they are wrong. the president is not dispensable -- indispensable, and we have absolutely nothing invested in him remaining in power. our goal is to see that the will of the syrian people for a democratic transformation occurs. >> let's get more from our washington correspondent. strong words from hillary clinton, the strongest yet. >> the strongest yet, the message was very strong and very clear. i think is quite si
, "bbc world news." >> this is bbc world news america reporting from washington. rupert murdoch's news corp. has dropped their bid for bskyb. >> they clearly need to do with the problems that news international. >> 21 people were killed in a financial capital. the fighting continues to rage in libya. colonel gaddafi's forces and the rebels are still in a tug of war. the last few days have brought an incredible reversal of fortune for rupert murdoch's media empire and today can get another blow. bowling to public and political pressure, news corp. withdrew their bid for bskyb. this is in the wake of the hacking scandal. for more on how the deal went, here is the bbc's business editor. >> rupert murdoch, the great news mobile is in the news for what he would see as the wrong reasons. the great humiliations' of his career, the abandonment of his desire to get all of british news broadcasting. "we believe that the acquisition would benefit both companies it has become clear that it is too difficult to progress in this climate." this was the appalling climate for mr. murdoch. >> when such a
, "bbc world news." >> murdoch will appear before the u.k. officials over the hacking scandal. italy's senate has approved a $68 billion package of tax and -- taxes and cuts. forced into hiding as the crackdown in syria continues. we crossed the border to get a rare look into how thousands of families are now living. this is "bbc news." the federal bureau of investigations in the united states as open an inquiry into allegations that rupert murdoch's news corp. packed into phones of victims of the 9/11 attacks. the decision followed a request from federal officials. >> rebuilding is underway at the world trade center site, scene of the 9/11 attacks where 33,000 people -- 3300 people were killed. there are allegations that news of the world journalist tried to obtain the phone records of 9/11 victims. a new york lawmaker put the fbi investigation that is now underway. >> i represent a district that lost 150 people on september 11. anyone who hacked into the folds of those rare killed, those or missing at any time, especially during that tragic time, is indefensible. >> the news corp.
-- former prime minister. the allegis acting by the -- the alleged hacking by the murdoch empire could spread. why is canada completely empty? -- kenya completely empty? when it americans, the system as blood quantum helped them to identify their tribes. could be time for a change? welcome to our viewers on pbs in america. another day and a more a extraordinary revelations in the hacking scandal surrounding rupert murdoch's empire. a reporter tried to buy top secret information about the royal family from one of its protection officers. another murdoch paper, "the sunday times," was alleged to try to get personal information on gordon brown when he was prime minister. >> the head of state, the royal family, their security is the duty of the police. the integrity of those officers must surely be beyond a doubt. this morning, the news of the world e-mail uncovered recently contained evidence that they were paying the royal protection officers for private information about the royal family. it also emerged that the phones of prince charles and the duchess of cornwall might have been hacke
." >> this is bbc world news america. i am rajesh. rupert murdoch will appear on the phone hacking scnadal as the -- scandal as the fbi starts it s investigation. a crackdown in syria continues, and we cross the border to see how thousands are living. pages.e of jane austen's this is not i nthn the hands of the highest bidder. >> we say welcome to our viewers in america and around the globe. next tuesday, rupert murdoch and his son, james ,will appear before british lawmakers about the phone hacking scandal. the fbi has opened an investigation into the hacking into the phones of 9/11 victims. we have this report from the deputy politcal editor. >> parlaiment wants to hold rebecca brooks and james and rupert murdoch to account, to answer questions about why so many people's phones were hacked in the name of news. it was a summons they could not ignore. >> it just is insane. you can't hide away. you can't hide away from this level of anguish and anger. >> the murdochs were reluctant. rupert murdoch said he could not attend, but said he would give evidence. his son, james, said he couldn't ma
outcry, but it has not lifted the spotlight from the murdoch empire which controls 40% of newspaper circulation in the u.k. and has worldwide reach. >> rupert murdoch, 1969, shortly after he bought a newspaper, "the news of the world," that was to become his very profitable pride and joy. >> 4 give the individual by all means, but you cannot forget. >> 42 years later, he might well have made the same remarks about the person at the paper became fairly rotten and whose action shocked the nation. the paper, which has been printed for 168 years, became indelibly linked with the worst practices in journalism. james murdoch concluded it could not be amended. >> clearly, practices of certain individuals did not live up to the standards and quality of journalism that we believe in and that i believe in. and that this company believes in. this company has been a great investor in journalism, a greater investor in media in general, and it is something that we believe very strongly and. clearly, certain activities did not live up to those standards. that is a matter of great regret for me per
'brien. pulling the plug on a major deal. rupert murdoch's news corporation ditches its bid for bskyb. mumbai under attack again. three explosions rocked india's financial capital, killing at least 21 people. and on at libya's front line, and to counter attack by colonel gaddafi's forces against rebels advancing on tripoli. >> you can hear it. ♪ >> welcome to our viewers on pbs in america and also a round the globe. the last few days have brought in a credible reversal of fortune for rupert murdoch's media empire. today came another blow. public and political pressure, news corporation withdrew its bid for bskyb. it is another casualty of the hacking firestorm. now prime minister david cameron has announced details of a far- reaching inquiry into recent events. for more on how the deal went bust, here is the bbc business editor. a warning, there is some flash photography. >> rupert murdoch, the great news mogul, in the news for the wrong reasons. putting on a brave face before one of the great humiliations' of his career, the abandonment for his attempt to take over bskyb. here is the explo
, "bbc world news." >> welcome. the headlines this hour. rupert murdoch and his top executives respond to the phone hacking scandal by closing down britain's best-selling sunday newspaper. but the investigation continues, with reports that a former editor and adviser to the british prime minister is to be arrested. dozens are killed in days of violent clashes between rival political groups in the pakistan city of karachi. and a final flight for the u.s. space shuttle atlantis. it prepares for its final journey to the stars. this is newsday. >> hello and welcome. it is the phone hacking scandal which has stunned britain. today came the biggest bombshell of all. britain's best-selling newspaper, "news of the world," is being shut down. the closure comes after a public outcry, but it has not lifted the spotlight from the murdoch empire, which controls 40% of circulation in the u.k. and has worldwide reach. >> rupert murdoch, 1969, shortly after he bought a newspaper that was to become his very profitable pride and joy. >> 4 give the individual by all means, but you cannot forget. >> 42 ye
phone hacking and alleged corruption in rupert murdoch's newspaper empire. police commissioner john yates said he had been i don't think in 2009 not to reopen an investigation into the affair, but had acted with complete integrity. meanwhile, the journalist who first claimed that andy knew about alleged malpractices at the "news of the world" has been found dead at his home. >> he is yates of the yard no longer, resigning just a day after his boss, the commissioner of the metropolitan police, both paying the price for failing to get to grips with the hacking scandal. so said the mayor of london. >> i regret to say they have just come off the phone with a.c. john yates who has tendered his resignation. >> boris johnson insisted that both men had jumped and were not pushed. he made it abundantly clear he did everything to encourage them. >> i think the support to john yates and the issues and questions and circumstances is going to make it very difficult for them to continue to do their jobs in a way that they wanted. >> john yates began the day determined not to resign telling collea
by a journalist working for rupert murdoch. >> from greece to italy. eurozone finance minister say that they are determined to stop the crisis from spreading. they say they did not buy their way to success. it is 11:00 a.m. here in singapore. >> 4:00 a.m. here in london. broadcasting around the world. >> that the clinton has said presidents assad of syria has lost legitimacy. she says he has failed to deliver reforms and stop a campaign of violence against his people. she did not call on him to step down but made it clear he had no support in washington. from washington, this report. >> this made washington very angry, an attack on the embassy in damascus. for washington, the fighting and syria has gained a slightly more personal dimension. a few hours after the attack, this was hillary clinton's message to mr. . >> united states strongly condemns the failure to protect facilities in domestic, including french embassies and our ambassadors residents. if anyone thinks that the united states is secretly hoping their regime will emerge from this turmoil to continue its brutality and r
world news." >> more misery for murdoch, two of his senior executives are forced toic quit after the u.k. fonal hacking scandal. opposition activists in syria say dozens of protestors have been killed in demonstrations. >> hugo chavez will return to cuba within the next 24 hours to undergo further treatment for cancer. >> welcome to "bbc news" broadcasting to america and also around the world. >> a desperate plea despite millions being raised for african droughts. charities say more is needed. >> hello and welcome. the media tycoon rupert murdoch has made a personal apology to the family of a murdered british schoolgirl who's phone was hacked by one of his newspapers. the course of the day two of mr. murdoch's senior executives during the phone hacking period resigned. >> it was the day when a chief executive walked away from the company she served for half her life, the day when her employer and friend walked into a london hotel to say sorry to the family they fear they are victims of his paper's wrongdoing. rebecca brooks is the most high profile casualty in the scandal that has spre
. for all their troubles, rupert murdoch got a boost when a saudi prince who controls much of the company voiced his support. what about the rest of the board? it is addressed in an article in "the daily beast" today. news corporation shares are up. the news hacking scandal is off the front pages for the first time in two weeks. but independent directors have hired their own top lawyers. why? >> we are getting mixed signals. we have heard the board have hired some lawyers to protect shareholder value and to guard against their own legal exposure. there have also been reports that some of the more independent minded directors are beginning to think about ways in which rupert murdoch could give up his title as ceo of the company. on the other hand, this is a board murdoch controls pretty firmly. it is hard to say what will happen yet. >> who exactly is on the board? >> it is a funny bunch. there are 16 board members. they cover a lot of ground. there is a former head of state and there is an opera singer. there is quite a range of experience. the one thing they all have in common is they ar
, "bbc world news." >> will he? won't he? rupert murdoch and his son deciding if they will face a parliamentary committee over the british phone hacking scandal. clouds over the italian economy as the senate bets on a 40 billion euro cut package and the markets give their verdict. hours after the death of the afghan president's half brother, four people are killed as they attend his memorial service. welcome to bbc world news. also coming up on the program. in mumbai, the death toll rises to 18. just who did carry out india's worst militant attack since 2008? big dreams from a tiny island. one of the world's smallest countries hoping for olympic success. hello. it could be another landmark moment in the phone-hacking scandal. we should know very seen whether the media tycoon rupert murdoch has agreed to be questioned by members of british parliament. his son, james, and rebecca brooks have also been invited to appear before the hearing. we can go live to westminster. it feels like we're on the deadline hour for learning whether rupert murdoch is going to say yea or nay to appear
and the u.n.. >> the hacking scandal forces rupert murdoch to abandon his bid for b sky b. and key demand for protectors. >> it is 11:00 a.m. in singapore. >> it is 4:00 a.m. in london broadcasting in the u.s. on pbs and are run the world. this is newsday. >> in its main commercial city, mumbai has been hit by three coordinated bombings, leaving 21 people dead and hundreds more injured. it is the first attack since the islamic extremist attack in 2008. >> it was the evening rush hour when the bombs went off. three of them within 15 minutes. all targeted busy locations at a busy time of day. many people were on their way home from work. one eyewitness said he saw to duck -- two motorbike to explode in flames and the injured screaming for help. well over 100 people wounded in what president obama and condemned as outrageous attacks. many have lost limbs. >> the blast happened about 6:45 p.m., within minutes of each other. we feel this was a coordinated attack by terrorists. >> the first bomb went off at 6:54 p.m. at the jewelry market. a minute later, the opera house of district was attacke
," continued existence was problematic for british broadcasting. the murdoch family has been ruthless in killing of a newspaper that has been their golden goose. >> the chairmen of "news international," stood by the company's chief executive but did offer this statement on the practices that have come under such scrutiny. >> i feel regret. clearly practices of certain individuals did not live up to the standards of quality journalism that we believe then, that i believe then and that his company believes then. >> for more on the announcement, i spoke with a former conservative minister who led a review into the way that the british press operates. rupert murdoch currently controls 40% of british newspaper sales. does closing "news of the world," make much difference? >> i suspect that one of his other tabloids will have a sunday edition. i think the extraordinary thing is that we were ever prepared to allow this man to have this kind of control over british life. he has never really bought into this society. he is and i australian who became an american to preserve his media ownership
, "bbc world news." >> isolated and under pressure, rupert murdoch is deciding if he will give evidence to a british parliamentary committee on the phone hacking scandal. rebecca brooks has said she will go there. what is the risk to rupert murdoch's global empire, especially in the u.s.? the government asks if it is fit and proper to own bskyb. > >> hello and welcome to gmt. i am zeinab badawi. a memorial service for the afghan president's slain brother is marred by another attack on the same day the when it reveals civilian casualties and afghanistan have increased. as the funeral starts for big thumbs of the mumbai bomb attack, indian authorities blame terrorists for the blast that killed 20 and left dozens injured. hello and welcome to gmt. it is midday in london, 7:00 a.m. in washington, and the former editor of the "news of the world" newspaper has agreed to be questioned by british mp's over the phone hacking scandal. the committee is taking further steps. rupert murdoch's news corp. has a knowledge it cannot be business as usual and it has dropped its full takeover bid, at least
and rupert murdoch issues an apology. after years with barely a drop, some regions of kenya are paying a hefty price. >> normally, this area would be teeming with cattle and goats. as you can see, it is completely empty. >> the woman behind the creative crosswords shares tricks of the trade. ♪ >> amid a firestorm of controversy, rebekah brooks resigned as chief executive of news international. there are allegations of her role in the phone hacking scandal and illegal payments to police officers. she said she felt a deep responsibility to the people hurt. rupert murdoch apologized to the family of milly dowler, murdered girl whose hacked phone started the controversy. >> she is the most high-profile casualty so far in the scandal that has spread to both sides of the atlantic. for the past 10 days, rebekah brooks has been a part of the storm that has swept rupert murdoch's empire and remained by his side. today, she decided to step away. she said that recent times have been tough and i need to concentrate on correcting the distortions and rebuffing the allegations about my record as a
and the role of mr. neil wallis, answered. let's be clear about what we heard yesterday, rupert murdoch said "politician i was closest to was gordon brown." let us remember, who was the adviser and gordon brown was the chancellor? >> we will want to hear the answers given by the prime minister. >> let us remember that the right honorable gentleman the was the adviser to gordon brown. let us remember during the last parliament that the information commissioner and ignored reports of the select committee, ignored the the failure of the police investigation. now we know which party was the slumber party and it wasn't a d everyone can see what he's trying to do, an attempt to play this for narrow party advantage. that has taken place over many years. the problem is one that the public expects us to stop playing with, but to rise to the occasion and do what is for the good of the country. order. mr. davis. >> under the previous labor government, damian green was arrested by the metropolitan police. the prime minister and home secretary were not notified of the details of that investigation. pass
hacking scandal force's report murdoch to abandon his bid for bskyb. many egyptian police are removed from their jobs. >> we are broadcasting to viewers on pbs in america and around the world. this is "newsday." >> india's main commercial city has been hit by three coordinated bombings leaving at least 21 people dead and injuring more than 100. the blast is the worst attack since the attack by islamic extremists in 2008. indian officials blamed terrorists for the explosion. >> it was the evening rush hour when the bombs went off. three of them within a quarter of an hour. all of targeted were busy locations. people on their way home from work. one eyewitness said he sought two motorbikes explode in flames and the injured screaming for help. well over 100 people were wounded in what president obama condemned as an outrageous attack. many have lost limbs. >> the blast occurred at about 6:45 p.m. we infer that this was a quarter ended attack by terrorists. >> the first bomb went off at 6:54 at this bizarre. a minute later, the opera house district was attacked. then, a crowded neighborhood at
-selling sunday newspaper "the news of the world" is being shut down by murdoch's news international. the closure comes after a public outcry. but it has not lifted the spot line of the murdoch empire which controls 40% of newspaper circulations in the u.k. and has worldwide reach. the bbc business editor robert preston starts our coverage. >> rupert murdoch, 1969, shortly after he bought a newspaper which was to become his very profitable pride and joy. >> 4 give the individual, by all means. but you cannot forget. >> he may have well have made the remarks about the newspaper that has shocked us here in the paper that has been printed for 168 years became indelibly linked with the worst practices in british journalism. mr. murdoch says it could not be amended. >> clearly practices of certain individuals did not live up to the standards and quality of journalism that we believe in and that i believe in. and that his company believes in good this company has been a great investor in journalism, a greater investor in me yet in general and it is something that we believe very strongly in. clearly, c
escalates, rupert murdoch and his son james prepared to face questions from a u.k. parliamentary committee. gaddafi must go. u.s. officials deliver an uncompromising message to their libyan counterparts in a secret meeting. the eurozone debt crisis worsens. fears for the major banks cause a stock market slump. u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton builds bridges on a two- day trip to india. it is 11:00 a.m. in singapore. >> it is 4:00 a.m. in london, broadcasting in america and around the world. this is "newsday." the owner of britain's biggest media empire, rupert murdoch, is to make his first appearance before a committee of british members of parliament on tuesday to face questioning about the phone hacking scandal at the "news of the world." his son james will also give evidence, and will the former boss, rebekah brooks. the scandal has already forced two a senior police officers to resign. >> he is ben yates of the are no longer, resigning just a day after his boss, sir paul stevenson. both paying the price for failing to get to grips with the hacking scandal. so said the mayor of l
committee of parliament earlier this week. rupert murdoch got a boost when a saudi prince that was the largest share of the company outside of the murdoch family voiced his support. nick, tell us, news corp shares are up for the first time in about two weeks. but the independent directors have hired their own lawyer. or why? >> we are getting mixed signals from the board. they have hired lawyers to protect shareholder value and to guard against maybe their own exposure. there have also been some reports that some of the more independent directors are thinking about ways in which rupert murdoch could give up his title of ceo at the company. this is a board that he controls pretty firmly. >> who is on the board? >> is a funny bunch. there are board members that cover a lot of ground. there is an opera singer. quite a range of experience. they are there because he wants them to be. he can control them through loyalty or maybe they spend their entire career there. >> will the board wants him to be succeeded by another? or is it time for someone outside the family? >> i think w
is gordon with rupert murdoch's daughter. for years, they stayed close together, but no more. the smiles of fell away. they accuse them of using criminals to investigate his private life. >> i have my bank accounts, my lawyers files, someone was getting information from my lawyers. my tax returns went missing at one point, medical records have been broken into. i do not know how this happened. but i do know one thing. there is absolute proof that news international was involved in hiring people to get this information i do know that the people they work with our criminals. >> he claimed they were looking for information about a flat on this london street that you bought in the early 1990's. >> are you considering resigning? >> this is the editor of "the sunday times." in a statement tonight, the paper said, we believe no law was broken, no criminal was used, and this story was published. he attacked the way reporters that his son was suffering from cystic fibrosis. it left some in tears. >> your son is now going to be broadcast across the media. we are incredibly upset about it. we're th
who have said that police do not want to investigate what he has done. rupert murdoch issued a statement describing what had happened as deplorable and unacceptable. he stated that "our company must fully cooperate with the police and said that what happened under rebekah brooks' leadership." she was editor of the "news of the world," at the time some of the hacking. she was apparently away at the time. murdoch's enemies have long claimed that whoever is in power is the real puppet master. tonight, he, they, no one knows how this will end. >> joining me now from london is the deputy prime minister went tony blair was in power. 45 of his mobile phone messages were hacked into. this is a very sorry tale. it goes back to 2006 when your own messages were broken into. how evasive was that? >> the police kept in mind that that was so. i had to go to the court and force them to commit and setup a new inquiry. that is finding all of disinformation. the information was available before. why didn't the police act on it instead of the nine that my phone messages had been broken into? no
do not want to investigate what he has done. rupert murdoch issued a statement describing what had happened as deplorable and unacceptable. he stated that "our company must fully cooperate with the police and said that what happened under rebekah brooks' leadership." she was editor of the "news of the world," at the time some of the hacking. she was apparently away at the time. murdoch's enemies have long claimed that whoever is in power is the real puppet master. tonight, he, they, no one knows how this will end. >> joining me now from london is the deputy prime minister went tony blair was in power. 45 of his mobile phone messages were hacked into. this is a very sorry tale. it goes back to 2006 when your own messages were broken into. how evasive was that? >> the police kept in mind that that was so. i had to go to the court and force them to commit and setup a new inquiry. that is finding all of disinformation. the information was available before. why didn't the police act on it instead of the nine that my phone messages had been broken into? now we are learning the appalling
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